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Changing primary Google Account

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnlgalt, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    Ok, I have read the threads that come with putting in the title above, but I have a special question.

    Does anyone know of a procedure that I can go through to not only change my primary Google account on my DROID but also have it transfer bought app info from the old account to the new account?

    I have bought well over $10 worth of apps, an I would like them associated with the account through my domain as opposed to my current account (just a regular GMail address).

    Any ideas here? Or is what I remember reading in the past still true - bought apps are locked to one account and cannot be changed?
     

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  2. dougwilson2000

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    Wrong thread.oops
     
  3. johnlgalt

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    what does GV have to do with changing my primary account on my DROID and have my paid apps be associated with the new Google Account?
     
  4. CRPercodani

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    I think he smoked the crack a bit too long john. Anyway I don't think you can transfer paid apps to a new account, MAYBE if you go to the google checkout website and log in you could do it from there but that's the only thing I can think of.
     
  5. russell5

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    I recently changed my primary google account on my droid from reg gmail to GAFYD this is what i found.

    With just my GAFYD account added i could not but paid apps. even though i went to checkout.google.com and signed up for a checkout account with it.

    I also had bought apps with my gmail account before i switched. SO i figured i could just add it as a secondary account and it would all be fine. But i was wrong. I was now able to buy apps with my gmail account as a secondary account but none of my paid apps associated with that account would let me update without rebuying.

    It kinda sucked but i did end up buying the apps again because i couldnt go back to gmail being the primary account because i need GAFYD account to sync calendar the only the primary account can do that.
     
  6. johnlgalt

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    ^^^ That is what I was afraid of.

    I'll try to contact them as I want to do exactly what you were trying to do.
     
  7. tec1ra

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    Why not just add the new email as a secondary account and then just turn off all the syncs associated with the one you no longer use? I have my personal account set as secondary and a primary account set for my work email and calendar, etc.
     
  8. johnlgalt

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    Sigh.

    I want the apps associated with my GAFYD account *in the market*.

    hell, I already have *3* accounts on my phone, plus a FB account. I only sync everything on the main account, and sync gmail only on my GAFYD and my other Google account.

    My point is I want the paid apps actually transferred to my GAFYD so I can sign into that account as my primary account in the market.

    I am not looking for workarounds, b/c I am already working around it now.
     
  9. heramb22

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    Subscribing to this b/c I am in the same boat and want to swap the primary account associated with my Droid Incredible to use my Google Apps username instead of my gmail one so that I can use the new Android Marketplace web interface without having to log out of my Google Apps account.
     

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